Speaker Ryan: Thursday: House to mark 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassination

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WASHINGTONTomorrow, the House of Representatives will observe the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination with a ceremony in Statuary Hall to honor his life and legacy. His son, Mr. Martin Luther King III, will be one of the keynote speakers. The ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET in Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol and is open to invited guests and credentialed media.

Details:
House to Mark 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassination
Thursday, April 12 at 3:00 p.m. ET
Statuary Hall, United States Capitol

Participants:
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI)
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)
Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus
Mr. Martin Luther King III, son of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mr. Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Coverage Details:
TV crews with equipment may access Statuary Hall at 12:30 p.m. ET for set-up. Equipment must be in place by 1:30 p.m. ET for the security sweep. All media must contact their respective congressional media gallery should they intend to cover this event.

NOTE: The ceremony will be live-streamed on speaker.gov/live.

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